EMS 154 ALS Cardiac Care

Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current American Heart Association (AHA) – ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management. Prerequisites: EMS 151 and EMS 153. Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.